Description: KCRA-TV footage covering the case of the East Area Rapist (aka: the Golden State Killer, the Original Night Stalker). The EAR was a serial killer, rapist, and burglar who committed at least thirteen murders, more than fifty rapes, and over one hundred burglaries in Northern California from 1974 to 1986. The film highlights women's self defense meetings, interviews with concerned citizens and police officers, as well as locations the EAR targeted.
On April 24, 2018, authorities arrested and charged 72-year-old U.S. Navyveteran and former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo with eight counts of first-degree murder, based upon DNA evidence.
Source: Original 16mm film elements digitized by The Media Preserve
Accession number: 1983/131; VAM 129
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